Bill Text: NH HB325 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to termination of a state of emergency by simple resolution.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-30 - Retained in Committee [HB325 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2021-HB325-Introduced.html

HB 325  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0428

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 325

 

AN ACT relative to termination of a state of emergency by simple resolution.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. Wallace, Rock. 12; Rep. Testerman, Merr. 2; Rep. True, Rock. 4; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 37; Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Rep. Gunski, Hills. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Legislative Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for termination of a declared state of emergency by a simple resolution adopted by either body of the legislature.  Current law requires adoption of a concurrent resolution.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0428

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to termination of a state of emergency by simple resolution.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  State of Emergency Declaration; Termination by the Legislature.  Amend RSA 4:45, II(c) to read as follows:

(c)  The legislature may terminate a state of emergency by [concurrent] a resolution adopted by a majority vote of [each] either chamber.  The governor's power to renew a declaration of a state of emergency shall terminate upon the adoption of a [concurrent] resolution under this subparagraph; provided, however, that such resolution shall not preclude the governor from declaring a new emergency for different circumstances under paragraph I of this section.

2  Supreme Court; Emergency Powers.  Amend RSA 490:6-a, II to read as follows:

II.  The general court may terminate any order entered pursuant to paragraph I of this section to the extent that it deals with applicable statutes by [concurrent] a resolution adopted by a majority vote of [each] either chamber.  The justices' authority to renew such an order to the extent that it deals with applicable statutes shall terminate upon the adoption of a [concurrent] resolution under this paragraph.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.

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